I don't think their claim is similar at all. They may own the physical statue, but they don't own it's likeness. It's not like the photographer is physically stealing the statue when he makes a copy of it.
Yo, stop it with the ignoratio elenchi, Richard. We get it, you think the Second Amendment was a bad idea. But your drawing the issue away from what the article meant to address, which are the deplorable actions of a rookie police officer and the unchecked power of police unions.
I find it funny there's so many "former" NSA officials. It makes it seem like once everything went public their fun was over and they didn't want to deal with the consequences so they all bailed ship before they got in too much trouble.
oh wait... that's probably exactly what happened, isn't it?
I started pirating textbooks after my freshman year after I bought a $200 textbook that was "required" for a course and then ended up never even opening it.
It gets harder every year though, as it's harder to find higher level textbook scans since they're used less. This year I was lucky in finding torrents for the current edition for all 4 of the textbooks I needed. But apparently one of my teachers allowed open textbook exams but we couldn't use e-books or print outs. Thakfully I found a paperback international copy for only $30.
If I had bought my textbooks at U.S. prices it would've cost me roughly $550, about a quarter of what I already pay for tuition. Instead I only spent $30. You can see the appeal of piracy now, yes?